How the social contract can frame international electives

Shailendra Prasad, Fatima Alwan, Jessica Evert, Tricia Todd, Fred Lenhoff

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Short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs) are common ways trainees engage in global health activities, which can be viewed by students as either altruistic or opportunistic. This article explores how STEGHs express the social contract medicine has with society, emphasizes areas of breakdown in this social contract, and calls for medical schools, licensure boards, STEGH-sponsoring organizations, and professional societies to take active roles in addressing these ethical challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-748
Number of pages7
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2019

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